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Valuing the skills of older workers – How to do a mid-life development review


Mid-life development reviews are about starting a conversation and discussing careers in the workplace in the context of the whole of people's lives. People don't get enough chances to talk about themselves in a positive way, and it can be very exciting to discover that someone is taking an interest and it is not too late to make a change or take...

Learning & Skills Policy Update June 2015


This newsletter is intended to keep unions and other stakeholders abreast of policy developments in learning and skills, including providing updates on what the TUC and unionlearn are saying on specific policy issues.

The June 2015 edition includes:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Consultation on adult vocational education
  • Union advantage research report
  • Un...

Survey of ULRs and union reps supporting learning and skills, 2014


At the end of 2014 unionlearn conducted a survey of union reps engaged in supporting learning at work to get an up-to-date picture of their activities in the workplace, including the main opportunities and challenges that they identified in promoting the union learning agenda. The survey was undertaken online and the data collected using Survey...

Union Learning Survey


This report contains the findings of a large scale survey of people who took part in learning as a result of support provided through Round 15 of the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

The main focus of the report is an analysis of quantitative data gathered via the survey. This is supplemented by external benchmarking against the findings of the...

Research paper 21: Skills and training: the union advantage


This report explores the potential effect of trade unions on training provision in the British workplace. It does this through an analysis of the Labour Force Survey, covering the period 2001–2013, and in terms of postrecession practice the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Survey.

The results show that union members received more training than...